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06/07/2012 Chow Line: Cooking won't cure all food safety ills (6/8/12) I was making soup in the slow cooker but forgot to plug it in. After five hours, I realized what happened and cooked the soup, which included cooked chicken, on high for five more hours. I thought it would be OK, but my wife said no and threw it out. Who was right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
03/12/2010 Chow Line: Labels can guide healthful choices (for 3/21/10) Heart disease runs in my family. I know Nutrition Facts labels can help me make better food choices, but I'm not sure how. Can you help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/18/2012 Unbeatable Students Create UnBeetable Burger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Apparently, it's hard to beat a burger made of beets. On Oct. 1, the "UnBeetable Burger" with a soft gourmet pretzel bun won the Student Product Development Competition of AACC International, a professional association specializing in cereal grain science.  Martha Filipic Liz Green, Luis Rodriguez-Saona
07/06/2012 Chow Line: Now is a great time to try fresh herbs (7/6/12) Last week, I used fresh dill weed in a recipe for the first time and was surprised how mild it was -- very different from from the dried dill I normally use. I want to try using more fresh herbs. Any ideas on where I should start? Martha Filipic
01/22/2010 Chow Line: Get ahead by eating more cabbage (for 1/31/10) We have been eating a lot of cabbage lately and really enjoying it. I know it's low-calorie, but does it offer many nutrients? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/20/2012 Chow Line: Portion control essential for toddlers (1/20/12) My two toddlers are overweight. We have begun watching what we eat more closely, but I find that I’m not sure how much my children should be eating. Can you help? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
03/27/2012 Homebuyer's Guide Could Help Prevent Nightmares When Pursuing American Dream COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Historically low mortgage rates and reasonable home prices make today's realty market seem like it should be a buyer's dream. But the process can become a nightmare for potential buyers who are unprepared to make what could be the biggest investment of their lives. Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
05/08/2009 Chow Line: Make your salad as healthful as possible (for 5/17/09) My sister makes what she calls "junk food salad," with lots of toppings and dressing. Is that kind of salad healthful? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/25/2007 Two Ohio 4-H'ers Receive National Recognition COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two Ohio 4-H members received national recognition in Washington D.C. recently. Martha Filipic Kathy Cox
03/16/2009 Family Fundamentals: Parents of 'tweens' still have lots of influence (for March 2009) Now that my children are 10 and 12 years old, I'm beginning to fear that they're being exposed to too much about adulthood too early. Is it just me? Can I do anything to counter what they see in the media and at the mall? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
10/03/2011 New Food Science, Technology Chair Hopes to Form New Partnerships COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In his new role as chair of Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, Richard Linton plans to forge new partnerships. Martha Filipic Richard Linton
04/19/2012 Chow Line: Encourage, support overweight child (4/6/12) My son is much too heavy for his age (he's 13) and my mother is hinting we should try putting him on a low-carb diet. I'm not sure that's a good idea, but I do think we need to do something. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/20/2008 Family Fundamentals: Help friend in financial crunch by reviewing resources (for 6/29/08) A good friend lost her job recently, and she fears she might lose her house. We aren't in a position to help her financially, but can we assist in other ways? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
08/22/2012 Social Media Effort to Help Families Get Healthier by Heading 'Back to the Kitchen' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Families who prepare meals and eat together tend to be healthier, happier -- and thinner. But half of all meals are now eaten away from home, and many meals that are eaten at home aren't prepared in the kitchen and enjoyed around the kitchen table -- they're take-out meals or fast food eaten in front of the TV. Martha Filipic Jamie Seger, Julie Kennel
03/09/2011 Media Advisory: Saturday's Ohio 4-H Gathering to be Biggest Ever COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than 1,700 Ohio 4-H members and volunteers are expected to flock to Columbus on Saturday, March 12, for the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference and the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference. Martha Filipic Allen Auck
12/10/2010 Chow Line: Study: Children eat too much junk (for 12/19/10) I've heard that children get most of their calories from snacks and desserts. Can that be right? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/17/2007 Chow Line: Dry garden veggies for longtime bounty (for 8/26/07) I want to dehydrate some of the vegetables from my garden this year. What guidelines do you recommend? Martha Filipic Doris Herringshaw
12/11/2006 Family Fundamentals: Be careful not to overindulge children this holiday (for December 2006) My husband and I want to give our children the things we didn't have when we grew up, especially during the holidays. How can we tell if we're going overboard? Martha Filipic Melinda Hill
09/14/2012 Family Fundamentals: Thinking of student loans? Do some homework (Sept. 2012) Our son is about ready to apply to college. We know he will need some loans, but we think they should be limited. He says this is “good debt” and tells us not to worry about it. We want to learn more, but where do we start? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
12/13/2012 Armageddon or Not, Now's an Opportune Time to Prepare for Emergency COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If doomsday -- or, alternatively, winter -- is approaching, you'd better be prepared.  Martha Filipic Kent McGuire
04/21/2011 'Just What I Needed': Extension Nurtures Entrepreneurs in University District COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On the west side of Ohio State University is Upper Arlington. Median household income: $87,557. Median home value: $316,768. Residents living below poverty: 4.8 percent. It's what you might expect in a neighborhood adjacent to a world-class research and teaching institution. Martha Filipic Susan Colbert, Jean Brookbank
04/06/2007 Chow Line: Milk a good option for protein, calcium (for 4/15/07) I read that the protein in milk could cause kidney damage and the calcium in milk isn't well absorbed. Is this accurate? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/09/2011 Chow Line: Lower your stroke risk with antioxidants (for 12/18/11) I heard recently that eating more fruits and vegetables can help prevent stroke. Having a stroke is something I have always worried about. Can you tell me more details? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
06/07/2012 Analysts: Ohio Must Take Steps Soon to Counter Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs to take steps to make sure the state benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short- and long-term, a new policy brief from Ohio State University suggests. Martha Filipic Mark Partridge, Michael Farren, Amanda Weinstein
03/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Know how new credit card rules might affect you (for March 2010) I know there are new rules for credit cards, but I'm not sure of the details. Is there anything in particular I should pay attention to? Martha Filipic Cora French-Robinson
10/17/2012 Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Food deserts" are normally thought of as low-income, blighted urban neighborhoods with little access to fresh, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables. But rural areas, despite their wide-open spaces and fertile farmland, can be food deserts, too. Martha Filipic Tom Blaine
01/29/2010 Chow Line: Omega-3 fatty acids offer multiple benefits (for 2/7/10) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so healthful? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
02/25/2011 Chow Line: Focus on healthy eating patterns (for March 6, 2011) I looked up my personal recommended dietary intake on “,” but I’m finding it difficult to put into practice. Are there some easier general guidelines I can follow to improve my diet?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/19/2012 $320,000 Tractor Donated; Another on the Way Agricultural Systems Management program to benefit. Martha Filipic Scott Shearer, Dewey Mann, Tom Stannard
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey